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NA3HL announces 2020-21 Divisional awards - Junior Hockey News

Published: Monday, 24 May 2021  
By: Alex Kyrias


30 NA3HL players honored on All-Division Teams
DALLAS, TEXAS – The North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) has announced its award winners for the 2020-21 All-Divisional Teams, as well as divisional awards for MVP, Forward of the Year, Defenseman of the Year, Goaltender of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Community Service, Leadership and Academic Awards as voted by the league’s coaches, based upon performance during the 2020-21 season. 

Central Division
MVP and Forward of the Year: Peyton Hart, Rochester Grizzlies
Defenseman of the Year: Jack Craycroft, Peoria Mustangs
Goaltender of the Year: Shane Soderwall, Rochester Grizzlies
Rookie of the Year: Ethan Chesney, Peoria Mustangs
Academic Achievement Award: TJ Norris, Rochester Grizzlies
Community Service Award: Jameson Folden, Rochester Grizzlies
Leadership Award: Garrett Alton, Milwaukee Power

2020-21 All-Central Division Team
Forward: Matt DeRosa, Rochester Grizzlies
Forward: Peyton Hart, Rochester Grizzlies
Forward: Sam VanderHoeven, Oregon Tradesmen
Defenseman: Blake Arneson, Rochester Grizzlies
Defenseman: Jack Craycroft, Peoria Mustangs
Goaltender: Shane Soderwall, Rochester Grizzlies

East Division
MVP & Defenseman of the Year: Deacon More, Northeast Generals
Forward and Rookie of the Year: Brandon Avezov, New Jersey Titans
Goaltender of the Year: Espen Reager, Northeast Generals
Academic Achievement Award: Bryce Wallace, Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks
Community Service Award: Nick Wracker, Northeast Generals
Leadership Award: Cole Madzey, Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks

2020-21 All-East Division Team
Forward: Brandon Avezov, New Jersey Titans
Forward: James Clarke, Northeast Generals
Forward: Nick Cullinan, Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks
Defenseman: Connor Lefkof, Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks
Defenseman: Deacon More, Northeast Generals
Goaltender: Espen Reager, Northeast Generals

Frontier Division
MVP & Forward of the Year: Jacob Cummings, Sheridan Hawks
Defenseman of the Year: Owen Miley, Missoula Jr. Bruins
Goaltender of the Year: Trever Mellen, Great Falls Americans
Rookie of the Year: Liam Bland, Missoula Jr. Bruins
Academic Achievement Award: Victor Nukovic, Gillette Wild
Community Service Award: Joe McCormick, Yellowstone Quake
Leadership Award: Ethan Becker, Gillette Wild

2020-21 All-Frontier Division Team
Forward: Jacob Cummings, Sheridan Hawks
Forward: Liam Bland, Missoula Jr. Bruins
Forward: Declan Young, Gillette Wild
Defenseman: Simon Herz, Sheridan Hawks
Defenseman: Owen Miley, Missoula Jr. Bruins
Goaltender: Trever Mellen, Great Falls Americans

South Division
MVP & Forward of the Year: Cole Schneider, El Paso Rhinos
Goaltender and Rookie of the Year: Dolan Gilbert, Texas Brahmas
Defenseman of the Year: Gunner Moore, Atlanta Capitals
Academic Achievement Award: Matthew Wheeler, Texas Brahmas
Community Service Award: Landen Sill, Louisiana Drillers
Leadership Award: Shane Ditulio, Texas Brahmas

2020-21 All-South Division Team
Forward: Tyler Blanchard, Texas Brahmas
Forward: Artem Korolev, Oklahoma City Hockey Club
Forward: Cole Schneider, El Paso Rhinos
Defenseman: Gunner Moore, Atlanta Capitals
Defenseman: Noah Roitman, Oklahoma City Hockey Club
Goaltender: Dolan Gilbert, Texas Brahmas

West Division
MVP & Defenseman of the Year: Cal Nauss, North Iowa Bulls
Forward of the Year: Carson Jones, North Iowa Bulls
Goaltender and Rookie of the Year: Carsen Stokes, North Iowa Bulls
Academic Achievement Award: Lukas Haugen, Willmar Warhawks
Community Service Award: Cooper Olson, Willmar Warhawks
Leadership Award: Carson Simon, Granite City Lumberjacks

2020-21 All-West Division Team
Forward: Carson Jones, North Iowa Bulls
Forward: Carson Simon, Granite City Lumberjacks
Forward: James Spaargaren, New Ulm Steel
Defenseman: Tal Halliday, Granite City Lumberjacks
Defenseman: Cal Nauss, North Iowa Bulls
Goaltender: Carsen Stokes, North Iowa Bulls

About the NA3HL
Heading into its 12th season in 2021-22, the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL), one of two USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier III Junior leagues, serves as one of the top training grounds in the country by providing the best coaching, exposure and developmental vehicles available for student-athletes in its classification.  The primary mission of the NA3HL, which is managed organizationally by the North American Hockey League (NAHL), is to provide a structured developmental environment for student-athletes whose youth options are limited but are still reaching their potential and have aspirations of playing in the NAHL or United States Hockey League and eventually the NCAA or American College Hockey Association.  For more information, visit www.na3hl.com

Author: Alex Kyrias
Alex Kyrias is in his fifth season as Director of Communications and Sales for the North American Hockey League.


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